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Grist: How We’re Fixin’ It – Scaling Climate Tech with Community Investment

How climate startups, investors, and community-based organizations can team up to amplify impact.

Climate solutions are most successful when they are led by the communities they aim to serve, especially when those communities are affected by climate change today. Join Fix Network Weaver Tory Stephens for a conversation with Elemental Excelerator’s founder and CEO Dawn Lippert, Managing Director of Equity & Access Sara Chandler, and CEO and Co-Founder of Allume Energy Cameron Knox (an Elemental portfolio company) exploring the dynamic nature of deployment of climate technologies in the real world. They’ll share their experiences and insights designing mutually beneficial partnerships between startups and community-based organizations for increased social and environmental impact.

In this session, you’ll learn how Australia-based Allume Energy utilized Elemental’s Equity & Access model to invest in the community they were looking to serve by partnering locally in Los Angeles to identify their first hire and community partner. Allume teamed up with affordable housing partner Esperanza Community Housing to deploy its Sol-Share technology in the community, enabling solar in multi-family housing for the first time in the U.S. Whether you’re a startup CEO, investor, community-based organization, philanthropist, or someone interested in climate solutions, you’ll walk away from this event with a roadmap and understanding of a community informed approach project deployment, clarity on some of the challenges faced in this process, and a sense of the successes that comes with building projects centered on equity and community-based leadership.

How We’re Fixin’ It is a series of live events by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. This series aims to amplify the bright spots of Fixers’ climate solutions by showcasing replicable and expandable processes that can lead to cleaner air, water, soil, and communities.

Where to join:

Register for a reminder or join our event LIVE on Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the conversation will be made available on Grist’s events page and YouTube channel.